Deano

Coming from a diverse musical background, South African artist Deano has never been one to settle for mediocrity. Having immersed himself in the local music scene from a young age, he has experienced music and nightlife in different forms, many of which shape his creative output to this day.

From running a label and events series, to curating and designing most of his own visual content, his ethos has always been DIY with a strong focus on quality. With various aliases and projects now behind him, he is forging his path with a vision that is more steadfast than ever. He has numerous solo EPs and singles under his belt on a diversity of labels such as Hardgroove, Symbolism, AWRY and Sungate, some of which have included an equally diverse array of remixes from the likes of Mark Broom, Luke Hess, Tripeo, Deniro and more.

However, Deano’s Knowledge Imprint remains the primary outlet for his own productions, and over the years it has also garnered a reputation for putting out music from some of the scene’s most exciting young artists from around the world. In conjunction with this, he has hosted and debuted many of these artists for events in his country while at the same time also played host to some key veterans.

Deano is an official resident of Cape Town’s Mødular Club (the venue where he often runs his own nights) and makes regular appearances at Johannesburg’s And Club for long-standing techno organization TOY TOY. He has become known for his diverse selection and has therefore played at a wide range of Cape Town’s most well known festivals and events. More recently he has dipped his toes into playing abroad when the opportunity has presented itself.

Last updated: March 2022